Relation to BI213: Ecosystems and populations are a major topic in BI213. Without the ozone layer, life would not have existed on land. Also, species adaptation and biodiversity are often talked about when looking at factors that damage ecosystems. More UV-B rays penetrating earth’s atmosphere could potentially mean that some species will survive better in the new conditions than others. When other species are wiped out, it will most likely have an effect on the entire ecosystem, and that could...
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...rchers still need to improve their understanding of the diverse Earth environment and its responses to that radiation. This source brings the complexity of the subject, but does not accompany as many concrete facts with those claims. It is a good article in understanding how some people can be skeptical of the depleting ozone layer’s impact on biodiversity.
Usefulness for presentation: This article will be useful in attempting to build a counter argument for our presentation. It shows how even though there has been research indicating the harmful impact of UVB rays, it is difficult to say that the depletion of the ozone layer is affecting the biodiversity as a whole. It will help in attempting to explain why this subject is intricate, and how it is difficult to find convincing evidence of the detrimental effects of the depletion of the ozone layer on biodiversity.
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